Covert Narcissists are Masters of Disguise, is a Highly Sensitive Person One?

Here a label, there a label, everywhere a label, label.

Chris Freyler
4 min readFeb 12, 2022


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I’m beginning to despise labels. But when you think Highly Sensitive Person, they have a heightened sense of emotion.

Highly Sensitive Person, or HSP, is a term coined by psychologist Elaine Aron. According to Aron’s theory, HSPs are a subset of the population who are high in a personality trait known as sensory-processing sensitivity, or SPS. Those with high levels of SPS display increased emotional sensitivity, stronger reactivity to both external and internal stimuli — pain, hunger, light, and noise — and a complex inner life.

Highly Sensitive People have a sick 10th sense or whatever you want to call it. They can read people. When they feel, they feel!

I went to a ton of CoDa meetings in Vegas while I lived there over the summer.

For those that don’t know, CoDa is Codependent Anonymous. Again, I know, another label.

This is where I was first introduced to this fine label of being “highly sensitive.”

Multiple people told me that’s what I suffer from. They told me it takes time for me to form an emotional attachment to someone, but when I do, I love hard and sometimes to my own detriment. It can be vicious.

Then I researched Borderline Personality Disorder, and if that didn’t sound like a highly sensitive person, then I don’t know what does.

Striking similarities.

I have this very odd sense of reading people. I can do it at the poker table if I’m not drinking, and I did it with past girlfriends also.

The thing is, it can be used against you for some of the craziest making gaslighting bullshit you will ever experience. When you know something to be accurate, and the person uses manipulation against you to make you second guess yourself, that shit is brutal.



Chris Freyler

Mistake Maker Extraordinaire .Writing from a place I don’t understand at times. I write to help myself, in return hope it helps you. Just another Quora guy.